George Orwell is in the news, 67 years after his death in 1950; his masterpiece, 1984, has reached #1 in Amazon’s most sold books. In the midst of Trump’s presidency, the backdrop of ongoing wars, a militaristic progression towards global tyranny, and an ever increasing acceptance of the global surveillance system; 1984, written in 1948 … More George Orwell: A Final Warning
Greek mythology tells of a young hunter, enamored with himself, obsessed with his own beauty. Driven to suicide by the sight of his own reflection.
In my last post I alluded to the idea of social media molding the subconscious mind of humanity. Directing it, to what all seems a nefarious end.
What happens when you escape the modern social media machine? If you didn’t post a status, or Tweet a photo, or Snap your dinner, or put a filter over your face every few hours, would you be a better person? Would you free up time? Would you become more productive? Would people look at you … More Being Social Media Free: The State of Social Relevancy in the Modern World
Do not fear failure. And by the same coin do not be afraid of the success yet to come. –Jonathan Quinn Fear is the most constant of emotions. A dark rider in most of our lives. Fear of the future, of other people’s judgments, of death, of failure, of success. Fear pervades even the … More Do Not Give an Ounce of Belief to Fear
“We were born as an individual. Every single human being is born as a completely unique creation. Your DNA, your experiences, your brain and the way it’s wired; there will never be another one like you. And always in life we’re running away from that. And we want other people to help us.” –Robert Greene
It was a year ago today that I moved out of a life situation I was not happy with. With that comes a level of significance for me. I have been so focused on my goals, I never think to look up, or look back at where I’ve come from.
We are a different sort of person. We don’t like where our lives are, where our bodies currently stand, or the direction our life situation is taking us.
More people put more effort into their March Madness brackets than their own lives. When was the last time you sat down and wrote out some goals? Laid down a foundation of thought and purpose, and created a path to succeed in your own life? Never.
“I am a unique snowflake. I was raised differently than everybody else. I have had difficult life situations that have caused great emotional pain. That emotional pain has led to my weight gain. And because of my uniqueness, my weight loss goals are ever outside my reach because no weight loss program or theory could possibly account for … More Personal Responsibility: How to Destroy the Victimhood Mentality
I get asked all to often in small talk, “What do you do?” I know people mean it innocently enough. I take it offensively though, as though I could possibly explain in this artificial small talk the entire spectrum of things I do. Or that somehow what I do from 9-5 defines “what I do”. … More The Spectrum of Destiny
Who was Marcus Aurelius? An emperor of Rome? A philosopher King? The progenitor of Stoicism? – He was But more than that, he was a man. A man who lived thousands of years ago in a time far removed from our current existence. Technology was different, the understanding of the world not as sophisticated, but … More Marcus Aurelius – The Beginning of our Journey into Stoicism